Five years ago yesterday I voted for Scotland to become an independent country – when the result was announced I remember it being a grey and dreary day in Edinburgh – weather that reflected my mood at the time. I made the mistake of believing what our politicians had said – this would be a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity and so I thought our … Continue reading Did We Dodge a Bullet? The Scottish Referendum 5 Years On.
This weeks Quantum – This week we look at Mugabe – Abortion in Northern Ireland with a Labour MP insisting that the people should not be consulted..and the shameful treatment of SNP MP, Dr Lisa Cameron. We continue to look at Brexit and Speaker Bercow… Margaret Attwood’s follow up to A Handmaid’s Tale has been published… Meanwhile in the real dystopia a Finnish politician is … Continue reading Quantum 59 – The one with Mugabe; Northern Ireland Abortion; Lisa Cameron; Bercow; Fireman Sam; Attwood; Finland; Gender Neutral Penguin; 100 Genders, Jarrid Wilson; Benny Hinn and Emmaeus
Pete Wishart SNP MP could hardly contain his joy…. He was of course referring to this: If you are an anti-Brexit believer then you will of course be delighted that the judicary are on your side. If you are part of the Scottish sub-sect of that faith you will be even more delighted that it was a Scottish court that handed down this verdict – … Continue reading Heroes of the People – The Politicisation of the Judiciary
9th September 2019 Brothers and Sisters, It seems strange writing a letter ‘from Australia’ when I am sitting in my room in the Alder Lodge Guest House in Lerwick (a guest house by the way that I would highly recommend!). There are not many places that are as far away from Sydney as Shetland. The contrasts are also great. Sydney is on the Western edge … Continue reading Shetland – Letter from Australia 6
Quantum 58 This is probably my favourite Quantum so far….the producer has done a great job! It’s also the first I have done from Shetland…so we start with this.. We look at the election result in Shetland and the resultant political spin. Police in Scotland are to become policepersons and wear ‘gender neutral’ uniforms. The police in Scotland are becoming a PC laughing stock. … Continue reading Quantum 58 – The one with Shetland, PolicePersons; Brexit; Hong Kong; Argentina; Ebola; Vicars ‘marry’; Gay Gene Theory; Chick-Fil-A; Female Engineers; Brendan O’Neill; Gervais; Stormzy and Ed
This is my latest Christian Today column. They changed the title but I prefer my original. I hope you are not offended by the language – but it is more reflective of what is in the article. There are also those who have taken offence at the suggestion that Scotland is becoming like China. I hold to that. We are on a trajectory where we … Continue reading What Can We Learn from the Chinese ‘Badass Beauty Queen’?
This weeks Quantum – This week we look at the progation of Parliament – the EU banning criticism of immigration … The wonder of Ben Stokes and the Australian Test cricketer with a bible verse engraved on his bat… The sad story of the Buddhist guru – Sygyal Lakar Copper mining in Norway, Electronic cars in NSW and fires in the Amazon…. Glasgow Universities … Continue reading Quantum 57 – The One with Prorogation of Parliament; Ben Stokes; Sogyal Lakar; Electric Cars; Slave Reparations; Purdue Pharma; Piers Morgan; Trans Rugby; Welsh Pride; Aneurin Bevin; Claire Smith;
This weeks Quantum covers Asia, Australia, America and the UK…. What is truth? We then considered why ABC thought that this demonstration deserved the headline “More than 100 people protested against abortion in Sydney tonight…” We then have a clip from this stunning and chilling interview where an American abortion doctor admits he is killing babies. This is the time of year when students … Continue reading Quantum 56 – The one with Truth, Lennon, Baby Killers, the Vegan Islamaphobe, Luxury Students,Greta’s song, Chess, Papua New Guinea, Yazidis, Trans Football, PragerU, SSM Songs of Praise, Trump and Colbert
In 1636 Samuel Rutherford was sent into ‘exile’ in Aberdeen from his congregation in Anworth in the Scottish Borders for a couple of years. Although he was banned from preaching he kept in touch with the people back ‘home’ through a series of letters. These beautiful and pastoral letters are now considered spiritual classics – ‘When we are dead and gone let the world know … Continue reading It’s a Bargain! – (Letters in Exile 1)
Sometimes you get read a post that astonishes and encourages. One such was yesterday when an old sparring partner from the Scottish Secular Society (someone who I also respect), Spencer Fildes wrote a message on his FB page stating amongst other things “Secularism is a myth” . The fact that a former vice chair of the Secular Society could write this set me thinking – … Continue reading Out of the darkness: Is the secularist faith in decline?